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and maneuvering in congress. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, frank and house speaker john boehner did not say that he was for this deal but he didn't say he was against it, either. and right now, he is trying to take the temperature of his fellow republicans in the house to see if this deal is ready for a vote. house speaker john boehner is promising a quick vote on the "fiscal cliff" bill passed early this morning in the senate or an amended alternative. boehner has not endorsed the agreement which may face opposition from conservative lawmakers in the house. vice president joe biden negotiated the deal with senate republicans over the weekend. the agreement makes bush-era tax cuts permanent for individuals making under $400,000 a year and families making under $450,000. it also postpones harsh across- the-board spending cuts for a few months. >> this shouldn't be the model for how we do things around here, but i think we can say we've done some good for the country. >> middle class families will wake up today to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: pr
obama, john boehner, nancy pelosi and harry reid, many mitch -- mitch mcconnell all in one room. danielle nottingham tells us it maybe the last chance to get any kind of agreement to avoid that fiscal cliff. >> reporter: president obama is meeting today at the white house with top congressional democrats harry reid and nancy pelosi and leading republicans mitch mcconnell and john boehner. it's the president's first meeting with congressional leaders since november 16th. the closed door discussions are an attempt to reach a last minute agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases due to kick in january 1st. >> probably the worst case scenario will come out of this meeting today and that is we will kick the can down the road. >> reporter: senator bob courter told cbs this morning he predicts the meeting will bring only a temporary solution. >> this afternoon's meeting feels much to me like optics to make it look like we're doing something. let me just say one more time this is a total dereliction of duty at every level. >> reporter: going over the cliff would af
federal aid. that is unless house speaker john boehner calls congress back into session this afternoon. the house wrapped up its session late last night after passing the "fiscal cliff" version bill but before agreeing to the $60 billion measure that would provide help for victims of the hurricane. failure to vote on the plan outraged democrats and even some republicans. >> it's simply unconscionable that this chamber would walk away from a region desperate for assistance in its greatest hour of need. >> when your people are literally freezing in the winter and they are without food and shelt and clothing and my own part refuses to help them, then why should i help the republican party? i will stand on the values and republicans millions that are true republican principles but turning your back on people who are starving and freezing is in the a republican value. >> we pray for them. how much prayer would to take for this congress to find it in their hearts and in their heads to do the right thing? >> if a vote on the pagac doesn't vote before the congress starts tomorrow, they will ha
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